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UFO Religions by Christopher H. Partridge
Book DescriptionThe spectre of the UFO, as popularized by shows such as The X-Files, has brought an astonishing slant to the face of modern religious practice. But what motivates the fantastical and sometimes sinister beliefs of UFO worshippers? UFO Religions critically examines some of the fascinating issues surrounding UFO worship - abduction narratives, UFO-based interpretations of other religions, the growth of pseudo-sciences purporting to explain UFOs, and the responses of the core scientific community to such claims. Focusing on contemporary global UFO groups including the Raelian Movement, Heaven's Gate, Unarius and the Ansaaru Allah Community, it gives a clear profile of modern UFO controversies and beliefs.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415263245
(216mm x 140mm x 19mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 3-Jul-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Christopher H. Partridge
Lure of the Dark Side, Hardback (May 2009)
Demons, devils, spirits and vampires are present throughout popular Western culture in film, music and literature. Their religious significance has only recently begun to be explored. 'The Lure of the Darkside' brings together the work of some of the most important and creative scholars in the field of Biblical and Religious Studies.
Re-enchantment of the West, Hardback (April 2006)
Challenging theories that predict widespread secularization beyond traditional institutional religiosity, this book provides a series of specific studies which illustrate the re-enchantment and occulture theses developed in volume one. It examines, for example, healthcare and nursing, contemporary environmentalism, psychedelia and drug use.
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UFO Religions critically examines some of the fascinating issues surrounding UFO worship and gives a clear profile of modern UFO controversies and beliefs.
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